Iraqi Troops Completely Liberate Mosul Airport From Daesh - Source

© AFP 2022 / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE Iraqi security forces regroup in the village of al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on February 22, 2017
Iraqi security forces regroup in the village of al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on February 22, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The Iraqi federal police's rapid response force has completely liberated the Mosul airport from Daesh terrorists, an Iraqi security source told Sputnik.

Earlier in the day, the Iraqi security forces launched a major offensive to clear the airport from the outlawed group.

© AP Photo / Lauren FrayerThe air traffic control tower is seen at the airport in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19, 2007
The air traffic control tower is seen at the airport in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19, 2007 - Sputnik International
The air traffic control tower is seen at the airport in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sept. 19, 2007

Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was captured by Daesh militants in June 2014. Iraqi and US-led coalition forces liberated the eastern part of the city in late January 2017, while its western part remains under terrorists’ control.

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the operations to liberate the western part of the city.

The operation to retake Mosul from Daesh began on October 17, 2016.

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